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The IPCC and treatment of uncertainties: topics and sources of dissensus

The researchers for this paper reviewed published literature that outline disagreement or dissensus on the guidance note in the IPCC assessment process, structured as three distinct topics. First, whether the [more]…

The IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report: What's in it for Africa?

This executive summary highlights that Africa’s climate is already changing and the impacts are already being felt. It argues that climate change will have widespread impacts on African society and [more]…

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment: Lami Town, Republic of Fiji

This abridged report looks at the climate vulnerability of Lami Town in the Republic of Fiji. Urban communities in Fiji are located in highly hazard-prone areas in the coastal zone. [more]…

Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience (Human Development Report 2014)

This report makes the case that the sustained enhancement of individuals’ and societies’ capabilities is necessary to reduce persistent vulnerabilities – many of them structural and many of them tied [more]…

On-farm treatment options for wastewater, greywater and fecal sludge with special reference to West Africa

This paper focuses on the on-farm treatment of waste water, particularly in West Africa, and argues that while although it can hardly replace conventional treatment, it can contribute to risk [more]…

Improving grassroots equity in the forests and climate change context

This training manual provides guidance to train grassroots facilitators to better engage stakeholders and promote equity in forest-based climate change and forest management practices. It aims to extend the practice [more]…

Options of the 2015 agreement under the Durban Platform process: focusing on legal form of the agreement, nationally determined contributions, and finance

This research report focuses on the 2015 international climate change agreement and the Durban Platform. It looks at the results of an online questionnaire carried out in January 2014. The [more]…

Green economies in the Caribbean: Perspectives, priorities and an action learning agenda

This paper summarises early explorations by the Green Economy Action Learning Group (GE ALG), which aims to help governments and other stakeholders develop a practical Caribbean vision of an inclusive [more]…

What next after lapse of amnesty: views from Nwoya district reconciliation and peace team

The Refugee Law Project (RLP) is focusing on peace and security developments in Northern Uganda, and with the recent announcement of the lapse of Part II of the Amnesty Act, [more]…

Ownership, resettlement and accountability: the Elegu land dispute in Northern Uganda: a situational analysis

This report presents the key findings and recommendations of research on the land conflict in Elegu, Adjumani and Amuru district, Uganda, conducted by Refugee Law Project (RLP). The report indicates [more]…

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